Whitehall in talks with Capita about ILA fee

The top civil servant in charge of the Government's flagship IT-based Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) scheme has told MPs how...

The top civil servant in charge of the Government's flagship IT-based Individual Learning Accounts (ILA) scheme has told MPs how it turned from an apparent success story into a shameful fiasco and said contractor Capita will get "quite a bit less" than its £55m fee.

David Normington, permanent secretary at the Department for Education, was being grilled by the Commons Public Accounts Committee after a damning National Audit Office report exposed incompetence and fraud in the scheme run by Capita which was suspended earlier this year.

But Capita's executive chairman Rod Aldridge rejected government claims that it was largely to blame. He told MPs that the company was excluded by Whitehall officials from managing the project and therefore had "no control over the decisions that were made''.

Normington said the department and the firm were discussing a settlement.

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